Monday, December 26, 2005

Salt & Light?

It is a shame that so many Christians today are not being salt and light in our modern world.

We tend toward two extremes:
  1. Huddle in our own little group crying about how bad it is and how lost others are, but doing little to actively get the transforming message of the Gospel out to unsaved people.
  2. Actively engaging the world by participating fully in it, but failing to challenge things. This group goes to junk movies, spends hours watching TV, and participates in other such activities because they are fun. Sometimes this group will claim to be reaching those in such things, but their outreach will be very limited. Few of those who knew them would say they were Christians. And even if they were known as Christians, their witness is meaningless since they have no difference.

Instead of either of these we need to be actively developing Godly alternatives. We should be producing the materials and providing the services to transform our society. Modern presentation methods make this easier than any time in the past, yet too many Christians (myself included) are spending too much of their money piling up more toys for themselves, instead of investing in eternal things.

Can we see a change in this area? Will we?


Thursday, December 22, 2005

Paranoid Evolutionistas

Isn't it interesting how paranoid the modern Evolutionistas are? They worship the two primary gods called "Time" and "Chance". Anything that dares stand against them is fought tooth and nail. It sounds more like a modern priesthood desperate to keep its control than a valid group of scientist with some real truth on their side.

How anyone could look at this world and say, "It all just happened," is beyond me. Would anyone look at a computer and say that it all just happened? Yet evolutionary doctrine says just that - organisms more complicated than anything we can create just happened, when we can barely keep our computers running without lots of intervention. How is the modern creation myth (called Evolution) any different than the myths of ancient civilizations like Egypt, Greece and Rome? All were believed with a fervor and allowed no dissent.

One reason I see for people standing so staunchly against anything that chips away against Evolution is because if they even allow for a creator (small "c"), they then have to figure out how they relate to that creator. And that is a very uncomfortable thought.

Not all are afraid of a creator, but I have a feeling this is a much more significant factor than many people realize.


Thursday, December 08, 2005

Lets start this again.

Interesting test:

You are a

Social Moderate
(43% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(88% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also: The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
I am not sure that I agree completely, as I am very conservative socially. I think the difference came out because I am no longer in favor of the massive "drug war" that is doing little good and only serving to limit our freedoms.